Grateful Dead Live at Jefferson Civic Center Coliseum on 1995-04-05
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Above average audience recordings which suffers from intrusive vocal convulsions and ramblings of nearby attendees.
- Schoeps MK4's > DAT > CDR > EAC 0.9 beta4 > CD Wave > SHN v3
- Birmingham, AL
- Audience: Schoeps MK4's
- Taped by
- Transferred by
- Paul B. and Chris Larson
Subject: The real deal
Subject: Yes jerry with the Dew,BUT.........
Other then that this is not the dead to me.I know I will probably hear some grief from the later year heads. Just had to comment on what I think is not good grateful dead. Yes the were good for some not me though. I am glad I saw them as many times as I did well over 400 times and from 79 to 87 was my touring years. Then the crap caught up to me . I will give the dew a 3 but the show A 1 star
Subject: Doesn't Matter Anyway
Subject: davejay loves flesh pole
Subject: Car Crash
The first set is almost listenable but the second set is worthless junk (no pun intended). Here Comes Sunshine has some of the worst out of tune guitar I've ever heard.Uncle Johns is a mess from start to finish.By the time Morning Dew arrives you're so numb from what's gone before that you just don't care anymore.
This is so sad. So very very sad.
Subject: !!!! --- 1995 --- !!!! --- THR GRATEFUL DEAD --- !!!! --- 1995 --- !!!!
Subject: this was the best
Backstory: I was 17 (hence the name) and it was spring break of my senior year of high school. While the rest of my class did the usual spring break to Texas, i went on Dead tour! I had heard reviews that the spring tour had some monumental moments. Unbroken Chain had been busted out. Jerry seemed to be all about his singing...The band had a thicker sound...So i said screw it, im seein Dead shows on spring break...Me n my buddy took off (from Michigan) and drove first to Tennesee (Pyramid shows) then to Alabama...and what a drive that was....
Anyhow i got into 3 of the 4 shows we went to (didnt see 1st nt at the Pyramid in Tennessee, altho still had a blast in Memphis on a Sat nite!)
This was the best of all 3. 2nd nt in Tenn opened w the loudest Shakedown St I ever heard....That show is great...What a 2nd set, and what's cool, compare the differences in HC Sunshine from that nite to this nt in Alabama...they are played SO differently and each is uniquely sweet!
1st nt Alabama had some good moments, Ramble on is the finest...terrapin is fuckin awesome (even w jerry's shortcomings on lyrics) and around n around rocks...
But tonite had it all. In all 15 shows I went to, the 3 best I saw were the ones where Jerry opened w Touch of Grey...That was his baby. His number one hit....his always crowd pleaser...his "get me in the rite mood to f'in jam!" song! Lol
he sings stagger lee beautifully..and row jimmy is as good as it gets for 95...
but the 2nd set...
HCS is great...long way blah, lol, truckin has issues, but once the jam starts, wow, the show is on fire from there...jams into twbs where jerry just belts out the line at the end, and all the reviews are rite...the guy didnt stop smilin thruout....it was so amazing...his voice was never better than this nite
jams into the best uj's band in years, for sure...and the outjam of that song is 10 stars for sure...vince just railing on piano! new found respect for the guy who cant sing for the life of him, but damn! jams that piano finally!
into matilda, at the time i had no idea what this song was, but it was still cool and the willie joinin the boys on drums...
wow i was so amazed...space brought me back...but miracle comes out and it jams too...best one i saw bobby do...
and then the morning dew...i mean i never expected anything close to how amazing this song was that nite...people say in 95 jerry was really failing on guitar, but for like 98% of this song he is damn incredible...and his voice screamin out "guess it doesnt matter, anyway!" i got so many chills when i was there...and it still brings the tears....
jerry knew he was on his way out...and i think he knew this was the best it was gonna be, so he just belts out this song...
and the crescendoes in the jam at the end to the final line that is just racked w crackling energy...i never heard a crowd at a Dead show cheer so hard...i swear it got warmer inside the arena, so many lighters went on and so much energy was being released....
Thanks Jerry for this nite, 5 outta 5 stars for sure....
Subject: My first show
Awesome show! I didn't see any other shows till summer tour (when I saw the first 4)
This show is very important to me.
Subject: hell yeah
Subject: All Washed Up - Not!!
worthwhile show was in'93 (or '91, or '77. or '71).
A gifted show with very few of the usually quoted shortcomings of the era. Jerry's happiness just shines through - he's all there and really enjoying himself.
I agree with those heads who state - while acknowledging Jerry's obvious health problems -
that the Dead were starting to head in a significant new direction musically at this stage.
After digging on this, may I suggest ambling over to Tampa '95? You won't be disappointed.
Subject: 3 Jerrys in a roe
d/l this even if its mp3....fuck it, this is great!!!!! the UJB that would be something mathilda drums...w/ willie green
is just wonderful...amazing....this is def 95..one of the best of the year, and YES, i know its 95....i wish the SBD would come out....hello....this is one of the last greastest!!!!!!!!!!! oh yeah, Dew and JBG is great too.....and uh yeah this is a good one
Subject: Part Two of Two (see previous night)
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